At least, a demo occurred outside New Zealand’s parliament on December 1, 2020. Dozens of people demonstrated in support of West Papuan independence.
The demonstration marked the 59th anniversary of the day West Papuans first raised their nationalist flag.
In past, the former Dutch New Guinea was transferred to Indonesia, and since that time, the Morning Star flag is now banned in the Papua region by Indonesian authorities.
Attended the demo, New Zealand Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson and several other MPs.
They spoke to a crowd of over 50, saying denial of Papuans’ right to self-determination is a Pacific regional problem.
Papua’s 1 December anniversary is marked by similar demonstrations around the world, including in Melbourne, Oxford, Honiara, and The Hague.